U.S. Open Odds 2021 at Torrey Pines: Rahm Favored (10-1), DeChambeau, Koepka Tied (16-1)
The third major of the year is less than a week away, and sportsbooks are already serving golf betting appetites with early 2021 U.S. Open odds.
U.S. Open Odds — 2021 Torrey Pines
Golf odds are from BetMGM Sportsbooks and accurate as of 10 a.m. ET Friday, June 11, 2021
U.S. Open Course Preview — Torrey Pines
The 2021 U.S. Open will take place at Torrey Pines, a familiar course for most of the field, as it regularly hosts the Farmers Insurance Open. In fact, Torrey Pines hosted golfers earlier this February. Unlike the Farmers Insurance Open, the U.S. Open field will not alternate between the South Course and the North Course during the first two rounds. The U.S. Open will be played exclusively on the South Course, which is the more difficult of the two tracks.
- Course: Torrey Pines South Course
- Dates: June 17-20, 2021
- Where: La Jolla, CA
- Par: 72
- Yardage: 7,765 Yards
- Greens: Poa
- Designer: William F. Bell
Designed by William F. Bell, Torrey Pine’s South Course, located not far from San Diego, stretches more than 7,700 yards. While the iconic course hasn’t hosted a U.S. Open since 2008, we have a large sample of past results and course history at Torrey Pines, which gives golf bettors a good idea of what type of golfers are set up for success as they battle for the 18-inch sterling silver trophy and their share of the $12.5M purse, $2.25M of which will be handed to the U.S. Open champion next Sunday.
U.S Open Odds — The Favorites
Unsurprisingly, with the exception of Jordan Spieth, it’s the bombers of the PGA Tour who sit atop golf odds at our favorite online sportsbooks. Jon Rahm leads the pack with 10-1 odds at BetMGM Sportsbook, followed by Dustin Johnson 14-1, Brooks Koepka 16-1, and Bryson DeChambeau 16-1.
Rahm Motivated Ahead of Torrey Pines
Each of these golfers will arrive to Torrey Pines with their own storyline. First and foremost is Rahm, who was forced to withdraw from The Memorial Tournament just two weeks ago after testing positive for Covid-19. The WD wouldn’t have blown up our PGA newsfeed if Rahm hadn’t led the tournament by a whopping six-strokes when PGA officials delivered the news at the end of Round 3. Odds are Rahm wouldn’t have missed out on the 1.75M paycheck if he had been vaccinated, but I should probably stick to the topic of this article: 2021 U.S Open odds.
The main thing you should know is that when you look and see a WD next to the Spaniard’s tournament log, don’t let it scare you from betting or playing him in your PGA DFS lineups. Again, through three rounds, Rahm played six strokes better than any other golfer in that field! I imagine he’s practicing somewhere in spite of his positive test (I hear professional golfers have really big backyards), so I’m not worried about rust. Rahm also has great course history at Torrey Pines, including a win in 2017 and three top-10 finishes between 2019 and 2021. His worst showing was a T29 in 2018.
Johnson Tied for First at Palmetto Championship
As for Johnson, the current World No. 1 is playing at the Palmetto Championship while other favorites take a break from competitive play ahead of the upcoming major championship. Johnson likely played in the tournament, in part, because it’s in his home state of South Carolina. Based on his opening round 65, which left him T1 heading into Friday, it was a smart decision to play. Johnson is also using the tournament as a final tune-up and confidence booster after missing the cut at the PGA Championship. Johnson might be the top-ranked golfer in the world, but he hasn’t been playing like it.
Before his missed cut, he barely finished in the top 50 at the Valspar Championship. And he missed the weekend at Augusta two tournaments before that. In fact, Johnson hasn’t made a cut in a major championship since winning the 2020 Masters, and he has only one top-10 finish during that span. But if his first-round performance at the Palmetto is any indication, Johnson is rounding into form and his drought is due to end soon.
Will USGA Group Koepka & DeChambeau at U.S. Open?
And then we have Koepka and DeChambeau, both sitting at 16-1 to win at Torrey Pines. The two social media phenoms are turning their relationship on Tour into something more suited for Bravo TV (think Summer House, Southern Charm, or Vanderpump Rules). If you ask me, both are d-bags in their own way. Koepka’s too cool for school mantra is a bit much. I can’t root for someone who pretends to hate golf yet is 1000x better than I ever will be. Bryson is nerdy and awkward and fails to pick up on social cues, sure, but at least he likes golf.
Oh, and did I mention the pair make up two of our three most recent U.S Open champions? Koepka went back-to-back in ’16 & ’17, then Gary Woodland won at Pebble Beach. Of the trio, DeChambeau had this most impressive showing last year when he used his newly acquired strength to rip through the rough at Winged Foot and beat the field by six strokes, finishing as the only golfer to shoot under par.
I’m definitely #TeamBryson in this heavyweight matchup, though I can’t help but wonder if the fans and taunts of “Brooksie” might get to his head. He’s not exactly the most composed golfer, and he has two missed cuts at Torrey Pines in his career. What are the odds we get a Koepka-DeChambeau-Woodland group during Rounds 1 and 2 of the U.S. Open? If the USGA needs an excuse to put DeChambeau and Koepka together, there’s no better excuse than putting the last three U.S. Open winners in the same group.
One can dream…
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